How to Evenly Heat Your Home01/07/2015Maintaining a consistent temperature can prove to be a challenge as winter sets. There are a range of factors that play in to evenly heating your home as well as things to consider doing, or not doing, to make sure you’re keeping every corner of your home comfortable during the chilly months, and year-round. One of the most common things that people do when they realize a room is too hot during the winter is close the vents. Many modern homes use forced air systems, and closing off vents to adjust room temperature can cause the system to become imbalanced and can negatively impact the performance of the system. Due to the way these systems work, shutting vents effects the way the system “breathes,” reducing your energy efficiency. So what should you do to heat your home more evenly? Make sure the area around your cold air return vents is clear Your heating and cooling system doesn’t only push hot and cold air throughout your home, it also gets rid of cold air to help reach a specific temperature. You want to keep these vents clear from obstructions so that your system can get rid of the cold air while supplying heat. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance It’s spoken of nonstop, and really can’t be said enough, but having routine maintenance completed on your system can get rid of a lot of headaches. Whether it’s a dirty filter that needs changing, or a larger problem with a circuit board, our experts will work with you to make your home as comfortable as it can be. A Quick Switch Depending on the layout of your home, some rooms may have an easier time receiving and retaining heat. One simple way you can evade this problem is by going to your thermostat and moving the fan setting from Auto to On. Making the switch allows your home’s air to constantly mix the air from all of the rooms in your home, giving you a more even temperature. Of course these aren’t the only ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your heating and cooling system, but if we wrote a blog on all of the ways you could heat your home more evenly, you’d be reading for a while. If you want to know more about any of the tips above, or if you’ve run out of ideas and are still having a problem with uneven heating, give us a call at 610-626-2540. Our experts are more than happy to work with you so you can experience the most comfortable version of your home.